Jomy Joseph, an alumnus of the United Theological College was ordained as a bishop of the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church on Sunday January 15, 2012 in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Damascus, Syria, by His Holiness the Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Jomy Joseph is now Mathews Mor Antheemos and the church will decide his engagements and responsibilities later. Mathews Mor Antheemos did his doctorate in Salsburg and his thesis was on "Integrity of Creation in the Theology of Ephrem the Syrian. A Patristic Eco Theology."
(Pictures courtesy of SOCM and Malankara Syriac Voice)